Here's a quick, easy and inexpensive project that would make a wonderful Christmas (or anytime) gift. Go to Lowes, Home Depot, or any home improvement store and buy some ceramic tiles. I chose the 6 x 6 size for this project. They come in several different textures and colors. I chose the Rialto White. It's really more of an off white color and this particular tile has a lot of texture which I love. I can't remember the exact cost of these tiles, but I believe there were around eighty cents each. Definitely less than a dollar!!
Next, I gathered together the rest of my supplies. I used scrapbooking stickers. I found some really nice scripture verses which have a clear back ground. Perfect for this project. I also used some black swirly stickers with a touch of silver "bling" to accent my verses. Then I found some old jewelry charms, some black ribbon for trim, and I also used some black felt to cover the back of my tile. You don't have to use the felt, but I feel it gives the piece a more professional, finished look.
Now comes the fun part! Using your imagination, place your stickers how you want them on your tile, then using ribbon and a hot glue gun, attach your charms. To finish off your piece, glue some black ribbon all around the edge of your tile and glue a piece of black felt, cut to fit, on the back. That's it!! A beautiful, elegant piece of art for mere pennies!! Although I chose to go with a religious theme for most of my pieces, the possiblitlies are endless. And with the wide range of scrapbook stickers available, you can make yours look however you want them to. I also purchased a nice scroll look easel at Wal Mart for around four dollars to display mine on. So for less than ten dollars, you have the perfect Christmas gift that didn't break the bank! Gotta love that! Here's a few of my finished pieces:
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Until next time. . .